Bloomberg to dump $100 million into Florida for Biden
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is coming through on his promise to help defeat President Donald Trump in November. The former NYC mayor announced on Sunday that he will invest $100 million to help Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in the key battleground state of Florida.
Bloomberg adviser Kevin Sheekey said a key part of the strategy is communicating with Hispanic voters and will allow Biden to focus his campaign cash on other key states.
“Mike’s substantial investment in Florida, in addition to his contributions to the DNC and to voter protection and restoration efforts this cycle, will mean Democrats and the Biden campaign can invest even more heavily in other key states like Pennsylvania, which will be critical to a Biden victory,” said Sheekey.
The Biden campaign has admitted they know they have work to do in order to win over Latino voters.
“We have said from the beginning, and Vice President Biden has been very clear about this, as has Sen. Harris, that we are really working to earn every single vote in this country,” Biden adviser Symone Sanders told ABC on Sunday. “And we want to earn the votes of the Latino and Hispanic community, and so we’re doing the work.”
Trump responded to the news of Bloomberg’s Florida investment on Twitter saying that he thought the former mayor was done with Democratic politics after his awful showing in the presidential primary.
“I thought Mini Mike was through with Democrat politics after spending almost 2 Billion Dollars, and then giving the worst and most inept Debate Performance in the history of Presidential Politics. Pocahontas ended his political career on first question, OVER! Save NYC instead,” tweeted the president.
Trump and Biden have raised substantial amounts of money during the campaign. Biden’s campaign and joint fundraising committees raised $364.5 million in August while the Trump campaign and its joint fundraising efforts brought in $210 million.
The president has said that he will use his own money on this campaign if more is needed down the road.
“Like I did in the 2016 Primaries, if more money is needed, which I doubt it will be, I will put it up!” Trump said.
Trump beat Hillary Clinton in Florida in 2016. Currently, polls show a tight race in the swing state, and the battle for its 29 electoral votes is just beginning.
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